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Just Sven
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3 days ago

Happy Tuesday, GN -- thread pic logic -- I like!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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3 days ago

Happy Flat Earth Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, and Mac!

I’ve got a meeting in a little bit with our Director of Special Ed to explain to her how a group of student education plans written by her department need to be corrected in order for the school to apply for reimbursement of about $200k in expenses. I submitted the reimbursement request (it’s just another part of her job that she doesn’t seem to know how to do), so she thinks I should correct the errors. If I push back too hard, she’ll go running to her long-time friend, the Principal, and complain that I’m attacking her.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
3 days ago
Reply to  Mac

The meeting went well. She’ll make the needed corrections. In reality, the associated case manager should make the corrections, but she doesn’t think they’ll do it properly and doesn’t have time for multiple edits. If so, then she hasn’t trained her staff properly. We went over some other actions that have caused data errors -- just as an FYI so she can be aware of that in the future. Her comment regarding why she hadn’t submitted the reimbursement request was “Nobody told me to, so how would I know?” Let’s see, you’re the head of the department and should be knowledgeable in all aspects of your job. You’re supposed to know more about Special Ed than the vice-principals, principal, and executive director -- so just who do you think is going to tell you that this is a part of your job? We’re part of a larger group of charter schools that have banded together to share resources related to special education. They hold monthly meetings to discuss program issues and monthly meetings to discuss fiscal issues. These tasks are brought up regularly at meetings and the due dates are on the group’s calendar. They also provide training. In fact, she’s attended their summer SpEd Business 101 training twice.

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
3 days ago
Reply to  Mac

Yep, that’s about it.

Just Sven
Editor
3 days ago

Did you have a strategy ready to deal with her? Conciliatory, combative, collaborative, what i can i do to make your life easier, etc.?

Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
3 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Mostly collaborative. We had a meeting a couple of months ago with the principal, executive director, and HR and it was decided that I would take care of certain end-of-year reports this year, as no one else had a clue. Amazing how I can learn how to do something, but the Director of SpEd can’t. Anyway, there was also discussion about getting someone who had expertise in these data systems to take care of clearing the data errors. I don’t know if that’s still on anyone’s radar, but after my position change, someone else can figure out how to do these jobs.

Just Sven
Editor
3 days ago

Good on you -- I’m disappointed in myself, attitude-wise. I think I’m doing fine, getting along with coworkers, and then a switch is flicked and I go full Fatwa.

Just Sven
Editor
3 days ago
Reply to  Mac

That one looks exactly like Tatum.

Just Sven
Editor
3 days ago

Our ward after breakfast.

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Paddy O'Furnijur
Editor
3 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Awwwww!

Just Sven
Editor
3 days ago

He’s growing up quickly. Still nursing, but supplemented with banana and apple. Extremely active and grown at least 2″ in the last two weeks. Started grooming behavior.

Now we just have to figure out what to do with him. We ordered another cheap play pen -- Mrs Sven wants to put him outside tomorrow so he can see the other squirrels -- the ones that eat the seeds that the birds spill out of their feeder.

Just Sven
Editor
3 days ago
Reply to  Mac

It’s illegal to keep them as pets in CA. We aren’t quite sure what to do, but we need to figure it out soon.

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